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Airtel starts upgrading its network in Nairobi

04 May 2015, 12:22 Nechesa Chemoi

Nairobi - Airtel is upgrading its network in Nairobi to provide a stronger signal and faster data speeds to its customers.   

The company said it had started to upgrade its 3.75G network in Nairobi to allow its customers to continue accessing uninterrupted quality of service. 

The customers will benefit from the project which involves UMTS 900 Mhz spectrum upgrade that will significantly enhance indoor coverage penetration and improve data quality for Airtel 3.75G network users.       

This comes after the company’s announcement that it had invested KES 2.5 billion to upgrade its network.

Already the company has upgraded its network in Mombasa and Kitale, where users are now enjoying uninterrupted quality service.

Airtel partnered with Nokia Networks,  one of the world’s leading specialists in mobile broadband on the project that saw the company modernize its network infrastructure. 

“The completion of the network upgrade in Mombasa and Kitale town now gives our customers a delightful experience, allowing them to take advantage of our superior services such as Airtel #UnlimiNet, amongst a bouquet of other data services,” Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said.

He added that with Nairobi’s upgrade underway and due to be completed soon, the company remains committed to ensure that customers remain connected to a modern and reliable and superior network in the market, with the best overall customer experience for internet browsing and calling.

The network upgrade also makes Airtel Kenya’s network 4G LTE ready. In November last year, Airtel Africa launched 4G in Seychelles and Rwanda, making the two countries amongst the first in sub Saharan Africa to commercially deploy the 4G network technology.  

In India, Bharti Airtel was the first operator to launch the 4G service, making it one of the first countries in the world to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology.  

Airtel currently has the widest 3.75G footprint in Africa, with the 17 countries that Airtel operates connected to 3G services.  

- MyNews24

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